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100 Years Ago – The Evacuation of the Russian Royal Family from the Crimea

Waiting for HMS Marlborough to set sail, Dagmar looks towards the Crimea for the last time. A guest post by Coryne Hall In November 1918 the armistice ended the First World War. The German army now had to evacuate the Crimea, which they had occupied since the signing of the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk earlier that year. King George V was now becoming extremely worried…

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Princess Olga’s Memoirs – travelling the world in style

Princess Olga’s memoirs, Princess Olga, A Wild and Barefoot Romanov, caused a stir when they were published last year. Readers were amused by her “bitingly funny memoir and history of her family, in which she is also more forthcoming about our own royals.”   Emma Wells, The Sunday Times There has been a great deal of interest in Princess Olga and all of the Romanov family in Japan and…

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Three Titles Nominated in The People’s Book Prize

Voting is now open for the Summer 2018 collection of The People’s Book Prize and we are delighted to have three recent titles included by authors Tessa West, Stan Hazell and John Zametica. We would like to encourage all our readers to vote. Unfortunately our books are all in the same category but readers can vote for up to three titles in each so…

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The Influence of Women and a Positive Future for Humankind

A guest post for International Women’s Day by K W Jamieson, author of A World in Two Minds Many millennia ago homo-sapiens had the bright idea of dividing the complex challenge of survival between the sexes. While men became warriors – competing, destroying and killing – women were tasked with the opposite functions of co-operating, creating and healing. Thus human society sent the genders down…

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Shepheard-Walwyn Title Presented to EU Negotiators in the Brexit Hamper

A group of Brexit campaigners including Euro MP Steven Woolfe gave EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier a hamper of British products during a meeting at the European Commission in Brussels. The gift has been called the #BrexitHamper by Twitter users and has been rather controversial to say the least, with some pointing out that items in the hamper were produced outside of the UK,…

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A Breakthrough for Huntington’s Disease?

Many were delighted by the news yesterday that a recent clinical trial has shown hope for sufferers of Huntington’s Disease. Researchers at University College London have discovered that an experimental drug, injected into spinal fluid, safely lowered levels of toxic proteins in the brain. Experts say it could be the biggest breakthrough in neurodegenerative diseases for 50 years. You can read all about it in…

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Princess Olga Launch Party

Peter Stewart, the Cossack Yesterday evening the High Street Kensington branch of Waterstones was the host of the Princess Olga, A Wild and Barefoot Romanov launch party. The event was superbly organised by Charlotte Ellis PR and Literary Agent. She had organised some high quality sponsors* (see  below for details) which helped the party go with a swing. On arrival, the guests were met…

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Introducing The Gilgamesh Gene

The Gilgamesh Gene

The following article is forthcoming in The Ecologist by author Dr Robin Russell-Jones. Order your copy of The Gilgamesh Gene here. I was inspired to write The Gilgamesh Gene because of my life-long concern for the environment. However it is as much about human nature and individual motivation as it is a book about ecological issues. It is now certain that mankind is on a…

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An Interview with Teame and Stan

Long Way from Adi Ghehad

Stan Hazel, the author of Long Way from Adi Ghehad was interviewed for BBC Radio Bristol alongside the book’s subject, Dr Teame Mebrahtu. The DJ, Steve Yabsley described Teame’s life as “a remarkable story”: a journey from living in a tiny village in Eritrea to becoming a leading academic in the UK, having been welcomed into this country after seeking political asylum. The author suggests…

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